babies & cake smash

Little Nest Portraits specializes in newborn photography as well as children and families.

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FROM BABY TO BIRTHDAY

Babies grow more in the first year than any other time in life. A personality comes to life and heart-melting smiles emerge as they grow from a newborn to tiny people. Celebrate each milestone your baby makes this first year all the way to smashing the cake.

MILESTONE SESSIONS

4 to 11 months old

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Milestones are the big accomplishments before turning one! Smiling, a first tooth, pushing up in tummy time, and sitting unassisted are the big ones. We often see our tiny guests around 4-5 months and then 8-9 months before celebrating their first birthday.

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SESSION OPTIONS

  • Mini Session for baby only, $50
  • Classic Session for baby, family & outfit changes, $100
  • Interested in a cake smash session? Scroll down for details.
  • Digitals, prints & products sold separately.

  • Learn more about our product offerings here.

ONE YEAR CAKE SMASH SESSIONS

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Put the cake in the oven! It's time to celebrate turning one!

Our cake smash sessions are classic and fun. We keep the focus on your darling little one with a beautiful cake and simple backdrops. Add on our Cake Concierge Service to make your session even easier. We will order a two layer, 8" white cake from Whole Foods and have it waiting for you at your session. We also have a handful of adorable first birthday cake toppers at your disposal!

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Step 1: Book a session

Our First Birthday cake smash sessions are classic and fun. We keep the focus on your darling little one and beautiful cake with simple backdrops. First Birthday with Cake Smash is just $125. Products and digitals can be purchased at your ordering meeting.

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Step 2: let us do the work

Add on our Cake Concierge Service to make your session even easier. We will order a two layer, 8" white cake from Whole Foods and have it waiting for you at your session. We also have a handful of adorable first birthday cake toppers at your disposal!

Classic Milestone Session

  • 45-minute studio session.
  • Can include portraits of baby, plus time for parents or siblings.
  • $100 session fee with option for same-day ordering.
  • Digitals, prints & products sold separately. Learn more about our product offerings here.

Mini Milestone Session

  • 20-minute studio session.
  • Classic individual portrait only.
  • $50 session fee with option for same-day ordering.
  • Digitals, prints & products sold separately. Learn more about our product offerings here.

Cake Smash

  • 45-minute studio session.
  • Includes classic portrait + time to smash the cake.
  • $125, option to add on concierge cake service.
  • Digitals, prints & products sold separately. Learn more about our product offerings here.

FAQS

how much are your first birthday sessions?

Our birthday portrait sessions are special and require a little more time than our Classic sessions. We not only want to photograph baby diving into a pristine cake, but also capture baby in a beautiful portrait before the mess. Session is $125 for the creative session fee which includes the photographer's time before, during and after the session (including hopefully LOTS of clean up!) Products and digital images are also available, sold separately at your ordering consultation. For more information on our extensive product offering, click here.

HOW IN THE WORLD DO I STYLE A CAKE SMASH SESSION?!

We can help! First of all, keep it simple. Like, really simple. Your BABY is the best prop. So really all you need is a cake you love. We recommend white cakes with white icing. If you love color, consider pastels. We find this look is crisp and elegant, and one our clients love. Let us know what you're thoughts are and we can help style it in a modern way you'll never regret.

If you want just a bit more pizazz, there are options. We love a few balloons scattered on the floor or one oversized balloon floating above baby. Talk to us! We're really good at taking fun ideas and making sure they are styled in a beautiful, modern way.

Simple always wins with clothing as well. We recommend soft knits and spun cotton diaper covers. Go for clothing that will make you want to cuddle on the couch and that shows off those chubby rolls.

CAN YOU HELP ME WITH THE CAKE?

Absolutely! We love keeping this process super simple for busy moms. When booking your session, click the box (right above the calendar) to add on an 8" white cake. We can discuss any other details after your session is booked.

DO YOU HAVE ANY CAKE TOPPERS?

We do! We currently have 6 in studio: a gold wire "one", a wooden "one" in natural wood, white, and silver, a "happy birthday" in white wood, and a "Wild One" in white wood. When you arrive we can find the one that best suits your look. We also have a variety of cake stands so you can fully customize the look of your session.

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